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Chile Copper Production Declines as COVID19 Spreads

Metal News - Published on Wed, 05 Aug 2020

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Reuters reported that according to data released by government statistics agency INE, Chile´s copper output fell in June for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic landed in the world’s top producer of the red metal, dropping 0.6% to 472,172 tonnes. Copper production had, until now, been a sole bright spot, as miners working with skeleton crews continued to churn out the metal, bucking predictions and besting neighbor Peru, which saw its copper output slammed by the pandemic.

Industry-watchers, however, had warned that the country could only maintain production for so long with reduced staff and spiking contagions.

Chile ranks among the hardest hit nations in Latin America by the virus, with upwards of 350,000 infections and more than 9,300 deaths.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 05 Aug 2020
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